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New light-weight textile material in US traps thermal energy when dry

3rd Jan 2022

A light-weight material that traps thermal energy when dry, but opens a series of tiny vents to let heat escape when a person starts sweating has been developed by material scientists at Duke University in the United States. The vents close again to retain heat once they are dry. The approach was mentioned in a recent issue of the journal Science...

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Bangla tech textile sector needs capacity building, policy support

24th Dec 2021

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Faruque Hassan recently stressed the importance of capacity building within the garment and textile industry along with policy support to tap technical textiles sector opportunities, including manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE), surgery gowns and masks.

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US’s LifeLabs launches MegaWarm, world’s warmest jacket

8th Dec 2021

US’ LifeLabs has announced the launch of a breakthrough product, MegaWarm, the world's warmest jacket. LifeLabs is the first textile innovator making meaningful progress in combating the effects of climate change through thermally-efficient textiles. LifeLabs bridges the gap between academia and scientific research and commercially-viable textiles.

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US & Swedish team develops fibres to make breath-regulating garments

22nd Oct 2021

Researchers from the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the MIT Media Lab at Sweden’s Uppsala University and the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a fibre that can be used in apparel to sense how much it is being stretched or compressed. It offers immediate tactile feedback in the form of pressure, lateral stretch or...

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Bangladesh offers huge potential in tech textiles, PPE: GIZ study

19th Oct 2021

Bangladesh offers huge potential in technical textiles and personal protective equipment manufacturing as global markets for these two items are projected to grow to $224 billion and $93 billion respectively by 2025, says a German study. Charles Dagher, one of the authors, has identified the key critical gaps that limit growth potential of the...

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Japanese firm Itochu posts first quarter sales of ¥2,917 bn

11th Sep 2021

Itochu Corp, a Japanese trading firm engaged in textiles and other diversified products, has reported 22.1 per cent revenues increase to ¥2,916.8 billion (Japanese yen) in the first quarter (Q1) of FY22 ended on June 30, 2021, over the revenue of ¥2.4 billion in the same period of prior year. Net profit escalated to ¥284.7 million (Q1 FY21: ¥115.3...

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US’ Evolve Services expanding operations in Frederick County

17th Aug 2021

Evolve Services, a producer of composite productions and reproductions, is expanding operations in Frederick County. It is adding a second production line, tripling facility space, and increasing production for its customers including 84 Lumber, Lansing Building Products, ABC Supply, BFS, and Home Depot. The company will invest $1.25 million in the...

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US’ Bemis becomes distributor of 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material

16th Jun 2021

Bemis Associates, bonding innovation and design partner to leading technical, performance, luxury, and lifestyle brands, has become a distributor and converter of 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material, under a new partnership. Customers can now work directly with Bemis to incorporate 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material into their finished garments and...

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Burlington produces over 1 million yards of fabric for US army

21st Apr 2021

Burlington Industries, a division of Elevate Textiles, has produced over one million yards of fabric for the new Army Green Service Uniforms. This amount of fabric is equivalent to about 200,000 jackets, 115,000 hats and belts, 320,000 pants and 195,000 ties - nearly 575 miles of fabric. The development of the fabric has been in progress for over two...

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